Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris specializes in education and research in management sciences. As a leading academic institution in Europe and worldwide, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of education programs at all levels.
The online application system is now ready to welcome your application for the 2018 September intake.
Welcome to one of the world's top Ph.D. programs in management!
Every leading business school or university recruits its professors on the basis of their promise to carry out groundbreaking research and to publish in the leading research journals. The HEC Paris Ph.D. Program prepares for this challenge. It offers the training needed to enter the demanding world of academia.
Built on a strategy of excellence, it aims to attract students with the highest level of academic ambition. We are renowned for our rigorous selection process, the high caliber and ambition of our students, and our small size program. Our students bring to HEC Paris a diversity of experiences and backgrounds.
Coming from all continents, they represent a perfect balance of gender, occupational background and disciplinary training: Over 70 Students; 75% International; 22 Nationalities; Average age: 29; 40% Women; Median GMAT: 700.
Why join us
HEC Ph.D. students benefit from:
- Accounting & Management Control
- Economics and Decision Sciences
- Operations Management
- Organizations and Human Resources
- Strategy and Management
How to apply
HEC seeks outstanding students with clear ambition to become top researchers. Applicants must hold a Master degree or equivalent in any field and be fully proficient in English.
Two Application Rounds:
Opening of the system: September 25, 2017
Opening of the system: January 11, 2018
To apply, submit your online application by the chosen deadline:
Do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information you may need.
PhD Admissions & Information
Phone: +33 (0)1 39 67 94 51
1, rue de la Libération
F- 78350 Jouy en Josas
Virtual visit of the Campus
HEC Paris accompanies the placement of its Ph.D. graduates. Today, more than 250 Alumni hold academic positions in top institutions worldwide:
“HEC has been a nurturing environment that provided rigorous training and at the same time ensured me the freedom to develop my own original ideas. Faculty members are cutting-edge researchers and provided me with supportive supervision and constant interaction and guidance.”
Pier Vittorio Mannucci, HEC Paris Ph.D. 2016, Organizations & Human Resources
Assistant Professor London Business School (UK)
“At HEC, I benefited from a demanding training as well as constructive interactions with highly qualified faculty who played a central role in my development as a scholar. In particular, I learned a lot from the fruitful relationship I built with my advisor, from internal seminars, and from stimulating exchanges with other HEC Ph.D. students.”
Anne Jacqueminet - PhD 2016, Strategy & Management
Assistant Professor, Bocconi University (Italy)
“Faculty members are at the forefront of research in their field, and always willing to generously share their time with PhD students. HEC Paris is also very supportive in getting students to present their work, in internal brown bag seminars and in international conferences. All of this contributed mightily to my job market outcome that saw me receive offers from several world-class institutions."
Adrien Matray - HEC Paris PhD 2014, Finance
Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University (USA)